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Stanislaus County Students Head To Youth Quest Rally

The Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department will travel to Sacramento with more than 50 students on Monday, March 13 to rally against the tobacco industry and promote local tobacco use prevention efforts.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News

Valley Saw Fewer Burn Restrictions This Season

The 14th winter of the Valley's residential wood-burning program ended with record improvement in air quality.

March 08, 2017 | | Local News


Mustang swimmer Jackson Metcalfe dives into the pool at the Downey Invitational this past weekend, as the Oakdale High School swim team got their competitive season underway.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Rodeo Parade Changes

The annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade is scheduled on the second Saturday in April each year, just before the formal start of the PRCA/Oakdale Saddle Club Rodeo on Saturday afternoon. This year, the parade will be on Saturday, April 8 and entries are now being sought for the event.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

OHS Drama Club Stages Comedy ‘Clue’

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with a lead pipe? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Mr. Green in the hall with the revolver? Or was it Wadsworth the butler?

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Oakdale Man Killed In River Road Crash

A Friday night accident along River Road claimed the life of an Oakdale man, as his vehicle hit a tree west of Cleveland Avenue.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

College, Career Center Update For School Board

Presidential holidays may have delayed the date for the February Oakdale Joint Unified School Board meeting, yet the evening proved to be informative and exciting for board members as they learned about the Oakdale High School Career Center.

March 01, 2017 | Teresa Hammond | Local News

Fire Crews Battle Multi-Alarm Blaze

A multi-alarm fire on Monday afternoon, Feb. 27 virtually destroyed a 4,700-plus square foot custom home, with crews arriving on scene to find the fire already impacting multiple areas of the house at 7130 River Road in Oakdale.

March 01, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Local News

Smiles For Life Campaign Set

Local dental patients can have their teeth whitened and help a child in need by visiting local Crown Council dentist Dr. Gurneet Chahal, as March 1 marks the beginning of the 20th annual Smiles For Life Campaign.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Regional Science Olympiad

Budding young scientists from throughout the region are gearing up for the 31st Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad slated for Saturday, March 4 at Modesto Junior College (West Campus Science Center). The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end with the Awards Ceremony at 4:45 p.m. held inside the Agriculture Pavilion; students from Oakdale and Riverbank will be among the competitors. More than 550 students representing area junior and senior high schools will participate in the day-long event. The public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News


The Friends of the Oakdale Library are gearing up for their annual Used Book Sale and are looking for donations of books as well. You may drop off books to donate for the sale at the Oakdale Library on South First Avenue or call for book pick up at 209-845-2895. The sale itself is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, March 7, 8 and 9 at the Oakdale Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave.; hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to get some great bargains ...

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Knights Ferry Rally In Support Of Sioux

Water protectors will gather again in support of Standing Rock/Mni Waconi/Water is Life, slated to converge on Knights Ferry next week.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Spring Gas Prices Show Slight Rise

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.69/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/gallon, according to gasoline price website

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Forever Homes Needed For Abundance Of Pets

With a plethora of pets at the Oakdale Animal Shelter including a beautiful bunny that need forever homes, the Oakdale Shelter Pet Alliance will be holding an Adoption Event at Petco this Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Open your home and your heart to these lovable companions that need homes and meet your new best friend at Petco in Riverbank on Saturday.

March 01, 2017 | | Local News

Chili, Camaraderie Served Up At Riverbank’s Veterans First


March 01, 2017 | | Local News

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Future Farmers Of America Field Day On Saturday

It is competitive, it is educational, and it is a long standing agricultural tradition at its best. It is the 65th Annual Future Farmers of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Small Business Development Center Network Celebrates Success

The Central California Small Business Development Center Network (Central CA SBDC) will commemorate the second annual SBDC Day on Wednesday, March 21.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Denham Receives Awards For Work On Healthcare

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has championed commonsense healthcare reforms to expand access to care in the Central Valley and last week was awarded ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Emergency Preparedness Drills Scheduled In Sonoma, Sacramento

In recent months, California and the nation have been no strangers to devastating natural and man-made emergencies. This week, the California Governor's Office of ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Military News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Kristin A. Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

California Drivers See Gas Prices Rising

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.21/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News


The American Red Cross is making regularly scheduled visits to Oakdale for blood drives, the latest occurring this past Thursday, March 15. The community drives ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Foundation’s High-Impact Advisory Circle Takes Shape

As part of its mission to build a culture of philanthropy in the region, Stanislaus Community Foundation has formed an Advisory Circle of local philanthropists ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Stations Of The Cross

Oakdale Community Christian Reformed Church will host the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Community Hospice Presents ‘Before I Die’ Wall

With National Healthcare Decisions Day being observed on April 16, 2018 and in an effort to promote positive conversation about death and dying in the ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Monster Trucks, Teddy Bears Benefit American Red Cross

In honor of Red Cross Month in March, The Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Stockton Arena, The Girl Scouts of America and the American Red Cross ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Discounts Available To The Over 50 Crowd

Many people may not look forward to the day they turn 50, but cracking the half century mark can have its perks. Many retailers and ...

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Brain-Healthy Habits That Are Easy To Embrace

Cognitive decline is a condition that is often associated with aging, but even middle-aged people can experience memory loss or cognition issues.

March 21, 2018 | | Local News

Added Police Patrols In Effect For St. Patrick’s Day

Oakdale Police will deploy additional officers for DUI Saturation Patrols this St. Patrick's Day weekend.

March 17, 2018 | | Local News

Vet Center Town Hall

The Modesto Stanislaus Veterans Center at 3500 Coffee Road, Modesto, will host a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, March 15.

March 14, 2018 | | Local News

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